Gifts of the Spirit, Part 1
Purpose of the Gifts
Today, Derek begins a new series on the gifts of the Spirit. Any questions you may have about this subject are sure to be answered this week as he teaches line upon line and precept upon precept. You’ll not only be thoroughly informed, but you’ll also be entirely engaged while he shares from his extensive experience and many interesting personal stories this week.
The Word of Wisdom
The gifts of the Holy Spirit can logically be divided up into three groups each containing three gifts: three gifts of revelation, three gifts of power, and three vocal gifts. Today Derek speaks about the first of the gifts of revelation, the word of wisdom. Derek brings us to the Scripture to see how this manifestation of the Holy Spirit works in life.
The Word of Knowledge
Today we are going to take a dramatic look at how the word of knowledge was used in the New Testament church, and in Derek’s own life as well. How important it is for us to honor the gifts God has given us and yield to these gifts in our personal lives.
Discerning of Spirits
Derek defines “discerning of spirits” as the ability to recognize, identify and distinguish between various kinds of spirits that confront us. In this connection we need to bear in mind that the Christian ministry is a ministry in the spiritual realm. Ephesians 6:12 says we are not fighting enemies of flesh and blood or persons with bodies, but we are arrayed against an evil spiritual kingdom, spirits of wickedness. So it’s essential that we are equipped to handle our spiritual enemies.
Gifts of Power
Today Derek begins teaching us about the “Power Gifts” as he discusses The Gift of Faith. Lots of information, you’ll want to take notes. And lots of illustrations both from the Bible and his own life are used in this comprehensive study on the gifts of the spirit.